Quarterback Justin Fields and wide receiver Binjimen Victor were named Ohio State’s Offensive Players of the Game following the Buckeyes’ 56-21 win over Rutgers on Saturday, while cornerback Shaun Wade was named the Defensive Player of the Game and linebacker Dallas Gant was named the Special Teams Player of the Game.
In this episode of the Buckeye SloopCast, Jared and Kyle ask what everybody else is talking about — just how great is this Ohio State football team? Rutgers put up 21 points, but what does that actually mean in a game that was never in doubt? They talk about the win over Rutgers as a whole and spend some time on both the good and the bad, and why there was so much of both.
Ohio State had no trouble handling Rutgers on Saturday but it’s fair to say it was a game that didn’t make anyone who isn’t convinced about the Buckeyes suddenly change their mind. The Buckeyes’ starters were mostly fine, although there wasn’t much in the way of explosive plays in the running game and the defense got gashed for a touchdown by the worst team in the league.
What can you possibly learn from the tenth game of the season, especially when that game was treated like a scrimmage where players were permitted to go out there and not go out there. Several starters were held out entirely, while the rest played for little more than the first half. It wasn’t quite the Ohio State Spring Game, but it was pretty close.
In this episode of the Buckeye Weekly podcast, Tony Gerdeman and Tom Orr give their reactions following Ohio State’s 56-21 win over Rutgers on Saturday. They talk about an odd performance by a Buckeye squad that played a number of second- and third-teamers. They also talk about those performances and what all of this means moving forward for Ryan Day and his Ohio State football team.
PISCATAWAY, NJ — Ohio State head coach Ryan Day met with reporters following Ohio State’s 56-21 win over Rutgers. It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but it was certainly something. Day answered questions about his team, the game, and the schedule ahead of them with Penn State next week and Michigan the week after. Here are the highlights.
PISCATAWAY, NJ — Ohio State defeated the Scarlet Knights 56-21 Saturday in Piscataway, New Jersey in what featured an array of second- and third-teamers for the Buckeyes, hence the 21 points for Rutgers. Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields set a career-high with 305 yards passing, completing 15-of-19 attempts. He only played one series into the third quarter.
We are currently in the hills and yonder of Pennsylvania right now as we are about three hours away from the campus of Rutgers. As I am typing this up in a van, you will please excuse me for not going back to look at last week’s predictions, but I believe I was four of five and only missed the fifth by two yards. I tell you that to tell you…
Ohio State All-American defensive end Chase Young won’t play in tomorrow’s game at Rutgers. That is not news, as his two-game suspension was already announced earlier in the week. This weekend’s contest will be his second and final missed game. Young will then be back for next weekend’s tilt against Penn State.
Now that Ohio State has dropped behind LSU and is sitting at No. 2 behind the No. 1 Tigers, we are going to focus are attention on getting the Buckeyes back up to No. 1. The reason for wanting them at No. 1 is two-fold. The first, if the Buckeyes are No. 1, then they’ll get to essentially choose their venue.